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IATA ICAO Callsign
as a division of Eurowings
as a separate company
Ceased operations7 April 2020[1]
Operating bases
Frequent-flyer program
Fleet size33
Parent companyLufthansa Group
HeadquartersCologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Key peopleExecutive Board: Michael Knitter, Francesco Sciortino

Germanwings was a low-cost airline owned by Lufthansa. It was based in Cologne, Germany.[2] It was founded in 2002. It has more than 81 airplanes which go to 86 airports.

On March 24, 2015, a Germanwings A320 flying from Barcelona to Düsseldorf crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board and is the worst aircraft accident in the operating history of Germanwings. The crash was caused by murder-suicide by a co-pilot.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Reuters
  2. hjelmgaardkim. "Germanwings well-known, low-cost carrier in Europe". USA TODAY.
  3. "Germanwings Flight 9525: The unusual nature of the crash".
  4. Clark, Nicola; Bilefsky, Dan (24 March 2015). "Germanwings Crash in French Alps Kills 150; Cockpit Voice Recorder Is Found" – via